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Con Murphy's Irish Pub

Con Murphy's is an authentic cozy Irish Pub in the heart of Center City. Just a stones throw from Philly's best museums, hotels & attractions. Serving perhaps the best pint of Guinness in the city, along with 11 other beers on tap, a classy yet comfortable pub awaits you. With an outdoor patio right on The Ben Franklin Parkway there's no better place for people watching & taking in a nice sunset.


Con Murphy's have created a menu to please all palates from the traditional Shepherds Pie (made with Lamb) & Fish'n'Chips to NY Strip Steaks & the local favorite Philly Cheesesteak. There is always a nice selection of seafood available also. Items such as She Crab Soup, Housemade Hummus, Reuben & Chicken Pot Pie are popular dishes with the locals. Of course an Irish pub isn't authentic without a traditional Irish Breakfast which is available on the breakfast menu that is served 7 days a week along with other morning-time favorites.
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55 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(55 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 55 reviews
5 stars
(15)
4 stars
(29)
3 stars
(10)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(17)
  • good for groups(16)
  • vibrant bar scene(12)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • great for outdoor dining(9)
  • late-night find(7)
Con Murphy's Irish Pub Reviews List
Review 1 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 2 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 3 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very good food, excellent service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were in town to go museum hopping and stopped in here for a quick dinner. The food was well none, and the service was quick and friendly. There seemed to be a very energetic crowd in the outdoor seating area, everyone having a great time."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 5 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Pleasantly Surprised

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My family (2 Adults, 2 kids) and I went to Con Murphy's not really know what to expect. We were visiting from out of town and it was close to our Hotel. If you are looking for great pub food and a pint of beer it was fantastic. Kids were happy as they had all the usual suspects (Mac & Cheese, nuggets, etc.). I had Corned Beef with fries, my wife had pierogies. We both left saying we would definitely go back there if we had the chance. Both meals were great and just what we were looking for. Price's quite nice as well."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2011
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 6 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2014
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Review 8 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 9 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Visited after leaving a nearby Concert

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Visited on Saint Patrick's Day, 2016. Went to see the Chieftain's at the Merriam Theater. The Saint Patrick's day parade in Philly ended about 2 hours earlier, and the staff, seeing we were not part of the younger parade party group, sat us in the quieter back section. Dinner was great, the Guinness was poured properly, and the waitstaff came by to check on us, just enough not to be annoying. Had a gift certificate, so cost was not bad at all, but prices are good for the area. Second time there, and will go back when the opportunity arises."
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 10 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 11 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/10/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2006
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Review 12 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/01/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/01/2016
 2012
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Review 15 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

FUN NIGHT SPOT

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"WE THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS GREAT. fish and chips were the best ever and my crabcake sandwich was excellent. The accompanying French fries were delicious also. It is located right to the side of the Windsor Suites. The music was not Celtic but was classic soft rock for the most part. The happy hour was packed so we came down later in the evening after making a reservation. They have a good selection on tap. There are a lot of large loud groups that congregate outside the door area. A parking garage is at the location and very convenient. Parking in Philadelphia is expensive."
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 16 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2011
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Review 17 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 18 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 19 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
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Review 20 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The shepherd's pie was delicious and the kid's meals were really good!"
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2014
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Review 21 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/12/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2008
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 22 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As a family of 5 who drove 6 hours to get to Philly we were very happy to find seating at con murphys with no wait. We were seated in a little alcove so any noise level was muted. Our server was very attentive and the food came out hot and delicious. If we lived here it would be a regular place for us!"
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
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Review 23 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
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Review 24 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Loved Con Murphy's!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2010
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 26 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/01/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 27 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2014
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 28 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

good for happy hour but food was not as good

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 29 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 31 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2012
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Review 32 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/21/2015
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 33 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 34 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 35 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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Review 36 for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Solid restaurant, great food!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"First time, found on Open Table, will go again. Great food, waitstaff was very attentive. Some confusion in what food went to what table, but no biggie.
Only complaint is with Guinness. Pint was poured into a cold glass rather than a room temperature one. I know that sounds like a true "first world problem" but it does impact the taste. Fix that and we're really good!"
Dined on 1/06/2015
 2012
Special Features: late-night find
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Based on the average of (19) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
13 out of 17 recommend this product
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.5 / 3
Energetic